God Is the Only One Who Is Completely Set Apart from Sin
Adventure 3: The Goodness of God
How good is God?
God is holy. He is perfectly good, perfectly pure, and perfectly committed to His glory. Isaiah 6:3b – Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!
This Truth Makes
If we did not believe that God is holy, then that would show we think of Him as being less than perfect. Anything less than absolute moral perfection is sinful. If God was not holy, then He would have sin. A sinful god would certainly not be one worth serving or worshipping. A sinful god would be just like us – and we need a God that can rescue us from our sins, not join us in our sins. We are sinful because we have missed the mark of perfection. God is without sin because He is the mark of perfection. We sin because we fall short of God’s perfect standard.
Thankfully, God is separate from all sin. In fact, Psalm 5:4 says nothing evil will ever be able to live with God.
Not only is God separate from sin, but He is also wholly committed to His own glory and honor. God’s Law is an expression of His character, and He commands us to do everything for the glory of God. If it is wrong for us to be uncommitted to God’s glory, then it would be wrong for God to be uncommitted to His own glory.
Being committed to our own glory is sin. It resembles the attitude of Satan, who said in his heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend
above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:13-14).